How to access album sales numbers?
December 30, 2009 6:33 AM Subscribe
Is SoundScan data available at a library? If not, can anyone help me with some album sales numbers?
posted by toothless joe to media & arts (4 answers total)
Does anyone know if public libraries (in Atlanta if it matters) have access to SoundScan data? I am trying to pull some album sales numbers and don't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a subscription for a one-time access.
I have not been able to find anything online indicating that libraries have access to it, but it seems logical. They have dozens of data subscriptions, why not this one? It also seems like public information; dozens of sites post movie ticket sales.
If it is not available, can anyone pull the total US sales by album for the following artists: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elvis, The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, Tupac, Notorious BIG, Eminem, Dr. Dre, NWA.
Also, any idea what to use for before-SoundScan era releases? Thanks in advance for your help.